Hours:

Mon - Thu: 9:00 to 9:00
Friday: 9:00 to 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00*

*Closed Sundays followed by a holiday Monday


Click here for closure dates

Program & Events Guide - Summer 2017

Check out the Library's new program and events guide for the summer 2017 season. It's jammed packed with fun and educational activities for all ages.

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Click here for a printable PDF version. Copies also available at your local branch.





Story Times

We offer fun story time programs for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and families. Storytelling and songs help your child's language development, and the group setting allows you and your children to socialize with others. Join us and share some special time with your child.

•  See the Summer Story Time schedule at the City Centre branch 

•  See the Summer Story Time schedule at the Poirier branch 
 

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Library Day at the Fair at the PNE

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The Fair at the PNE
2901 E Hastings, St.
Vancouver, BC

August 23rd is Library Day at the Fair at the PNE. People 14 years and older, show your library card and get a $5 entry! 1 discount per library card. Kids 3-13 get in free everyday. 




Celebrating Diversity - Canada's 150

Saturday, September 30th
City Centre Branch
1169 Pinetree Way

Join us for B.C. Culture Days to honour our diverse community and enjoy art, music and dance, including Chinese, Farsi, Indian and Korean performances. Local immigrants will share stories of their journey of discovery to their new home and there will be activities for the whole family.

All are welcome and refreshments will be served. 

 

I LOVE CULTURE Photo Contest

Celebrate Canada's 150 by capturing your love of art and culture. Enter a photo of yourself or your family taking part in a unique cultural experience anywhere in Canada. You could win a Culture 365 prize pack! 

 

 

Summer Reading Club 2017

Did you take a walk on the wild side this summer with the BC Summer Reading Club?

Come to the library to collect a beautiful Summer Reading Club medal for working so hard as a reader this summer!
 See Medal Ceremony schedule here.







Middle Schoolers ONLY Summer Reading Club

middle schoolers readingWrite short book reviews to win prizes all through the summer. For students who have just finished grade 5, 6, 7 or 8.

 

Starting June 1, register in person at either branch of Coquitlam Public Library. Go to the Help Desk to register and get some book review forms. Earn a prize book with your first review. Additional reviews will be entered for weekly prize draws. The program runs until the beginning of September. 

Questions? Contact librarian Chris Miller at cmiller@coqlibrary.ca or 604-554-7339.


Tiny Stories Contest 

The Tiny Stories contest is now over.  Thank you to all those who submitted their entries.  Find the winning entries here. 

 


End of Summer Carnival

Tuesday, August 29, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137
1169 Pinetree Way

Come for carnival-style games. Win small prizes. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome. Drop in. No registration required.

For more information, call Librarian, Chris Miller at 604-554-7339, or e-mail cmiller@coqlibrary.ca

 

Robokids teaches: LEGO Robotics

PROGRAM FULL
September Session: Mondays, September 11 to October 2
October Session: Mondays, October 16 to November 6
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
City Centre Branch, Room 136
1169 Pinetree Way

Build LEGO machines with the help of a friendly Robokids instructor. For kids from K to grade 3.

Registration is required. To register your child, call 604-554-7334.



Play & Learn at Coquitlam Centre

Play & Learn at Coquitlam CentreJoin us at Coquitlam Centre mall for Play & Learn story times, songs and crafts! Location: the lower level in front of the Bay Time: the last Wednesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30 pm


 

All Aboard for Kindergarten

All Aboard for Kindergarten booksA checklist of 100 picture books for parents and their kindergarten-age children to enjoy. With 10 different categories, including: Funny Stories, My Family and Me, Animal Stories, and School Stories. Some books will be for fun, some will help you start a discussion, and all will help your child learn to love reading!
 
Click here for your copy and hop on board the reading train!


 
 

Learning at the Library

The Coquitlam Public Library offers homework help programs for children. Click on the links for schedules and registration.
 
  • Reading Buddies
  • This program pairs teens in high school with kids in grades 1 through 4. Sessions run in the fall (October / November), the winter (February / March) and the summer (July / August) at both branches of the Library. It's a great way for kids to practice reading.
       
  • Homework Help Club
  • Teen tutors provide instructional assistance to kids in elementary or middle school who are struggling with their homework. Sessions run in the fall and spring. Kids must bring homework assignments on any subject to meetings. Teens will provide explanations and/or instructions to the best of their ability.

  • Computer Buddies
  • Teenaged tutors help kids in grades 3, 4 and 5 improve their computer skills. The program uses the Computer Lab at the City Centre Branch..
       
  • Parlez-Nous Francais
  • Improve your French in the Library's after-school French homework and conversation club! French immersion students in elementary or middle school are invited to practice with French-speaking volunteers from high school. Kids should bring homework assignments, or come prepared to work on their French conversation skills.

     

    Coquitlam Public Library Visits Daycares and Preschools

    Storytime1We will visit your daycare or preschool facility and provide a half hour, literacy-based story time using age-appropriate materials. We can tailor our story time to the theme of your choice.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to visit facilities based in private homes.

      

    Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library

    Family ReadingEarly literacy workshops for parents and caregivers of newborns to six-year-olds.

      

    TumblerTry Tumblebooks for kids. Includes read-alongs, eBooks, videos, puzzles, games and nonfiction books for preschoolers.

    To access from home, click the link above. Beside 'Tumblebooks' click 'Login required' to log in with your library barcode (no spaces) and password (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number) then click the 'Tumblebooks' link.

     
    biblioEnfants_4Essayez BiblioEnfants pour les enfants d'âge préscolaire.
    Ici vous trouverez des livres numériques, des vidéos, des casse-têtes, et des jeux.

    Tri-Cities Community Resource Map

    community services familyThe Tri-Cities community resource map for families is now available in English, Chinese, Farsi and Korean.

    Produced by the Early Childhood Development Committee and the Tri-Cities Literacy Committee, this map lists community centres in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Anmore and Belcarra. Organizations include libraries, health services, family drop-in programs, food banks, and ELSA providers.

    The map also lists phone numbers for many community services including parent support, English language practice and literacy help, as well as local parks and recreation centres.
     

     

     
    Library Locations
    Poirier Branch
    575 Poirier Street
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3J 6A9
    604-937-4141



    City Centre Branch
    1169 Pinetree Way
    Coquitlam, BC
    V3B 0Y1
    604-554-READ (7323)
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